Cemeteries; interment rights, proof of kinship. (HB610)

Introduced By

Del. Danica Roem (D-Manassas Park)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Cemeteries; interment rights; proof of kinship. Allows a family member or descendant of a deceased person buried in a cemetery that is located on private property to petition the circuit court of the county or city where the property is located for interment rights upon such property. The bill provides that such family member or descendant may prove kinship to the court through official documentation or nonofficial documentation, such as obituaries, family Bibles or other documents with family signatures, journals or letters of the deceased person interred on the private property, family photographs, or other documentation deemed by the court to be reliable. The bill requires, upon satisfactory showing of proof of kinship, a private property owner to allow such family member or descendant access to the property for the purpose of interment. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/11/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22100959D
01/11/2022Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/21/2022Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #1
01/27/2022House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/27/2022Subcommittee failed to recommend reporting (4-Y 4-N)
02/15/2022Left in General Laws

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